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Tulum’s Emergency Prep: Temp Shelters Ready for Hurricane

The Mayor of Tulum, Diego Castañón, has announced the establishment of temporary shelters in anticipation of the 2024 hurricane season and the projected path of Hurricane Beryl. The shelters are a precautionary measure to protect residents and tourists in Quintana Roo.

During a recent weather briefing, Castañón revealed that 30 temporary shelters have been activated. These include 10 in the city of Tulum, two in Akumal, two in Chanchen Palmar, two in Chanchen Primero, two in Chemuyil, three in Coba, two in Francisco Uh May, one in Hondzonot, one in Macario Gómez, one in Manuel Antonio Ay, two in San Juan, one in Sahcab Mucuy and one in Yaxche.

Juan Manuel Castilla, the Civil Protection Director of Tulum, further explained that they will be coordinating with the local hotel association to provide temporary shelters for tourists if needed. Many hotels in the area have their own shelters, and this collaboration aims to ensure the safety of all visitors.

Mayor Castañón also emphasized that the municipality's cleaning, dredging, and fumigation efforts will continue, along with their debris removal campaign. He encouraged residents to stay informed, remain calm, and closely monitor the weather forecasts.

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